Boise, Idaho -Western Aircraft, Inc. – Western Aircraft has named Rick Blanton as an Avionics Systems Integrator, effective immediately.
As an Avionics Systems Integrator, Blanton’s primary responsibilities will be creating and updating avionics structural drawings for aircraft modifications and repairs, providing integration analyses, and providing technical assistance to all avionics customers.
Western Aircraft’s Vice President of Aircraft Services, Brian Rehberg states “Rick has quickly stepped up to the plate and helped Western Aircraft deliver a multi million dollar, technically complex contract right out of the box. He has been a great addition to the engineering team.”
Blanton brings a solid technical background and a great amount of enthusiasm to the Avionics Engineering Group. He has been in the avionics industry for over 18 years, and has worked on commercial, corporate, and general aviation aircraft. Blanton has been with Western Aircraft for 8 years as an Avionics Technician and Team Lead. He also has a background in the United States Air Force as an Avionics Lead and as a Quality Assurance Inspector.
Western Aircraft is located in Boise, Idaho. The company operates as a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Dassault Falcon, Hawker/Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Pilatus and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Western Aircraft also includes Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Charter, and Management, Parts Sales, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) on turbine aircraft, and Avionics repairs and installations. The company is a factory appointed sales center for the Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft, which has been the top selling corporate turbine aircraft in the United States for the past four years. In addition they are an authorized dealer for the ATG Javelin Jet. For more information, go to www.westair.com.